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04-27-2001, 09:40 AM
Still don't have the digital camera back.. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif
(next week). Can shoot the whole image then.
This is a direct scan of the upper half of this oil on hardboard. It is still in-progress...working of some erotic/sensual themes (What else is new!). I am fascinated about how some "abstract" areas of a composition can tell SOME..or all of the story. It is like...isolating some "details", and then just letting the viewer determine the rest.
Image size is 11 3/4" X 24"
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04-27-2001, 10:29 AM
this is a really fun 'adult' painting.
The walls it may adorn I may never yearn to see, but I liked having it here on screen for a while.
04-27-2001, 10:32 AM
Good one... as you say, tells a story in the detail... Wasn't it Jerry W who said you should be able to tell something about the entire painting from each area alone??? Love the shoe! Is that Barry White I hear in the background? lol
04-27-2001, 02:24 PM
Jerry - thanks for your note. I've wondered also..just where buyers who purchase erotic art hang the work? Must depend in part on the degree of erotic content I'm sure.
Jeanine - Thank you. I'm always very interested in the feminine perspective. I've been listening to Sarah Brightman quite a bit lately, and The Dave Matthews Band, (at least during the sketching and painting process). http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
I'm exploring erotic/sensual imagery..in many areas. One of my goals is to create a body of work where the various elements in the composition (that might be percieved as inappropriate by some) can be stated in a way that isn't regarded as "pornogaphic" or lets say...offensive by the majority of viewers. I suppose someone might still find a hand, leg, shoe and the positioning of these three elements...distasteful...but I'll argue the point with anyone...(for a short while anyway). Jeanine, I appreciate your thoughts.
it leaves me wanting more...
"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being." Frederick Franck
04-27-2001, 03:45 PM
Cindy..part of the experiment with this one..was my choice of colors. Most of the colors (for me) had feminine associations..the tan of the stockings..the yellow/gold of the high-heel, and the pastel colors of the background. I was emphasizing the contrast between the masculine and feminine here...I'm developing the darker tones in the arm and hand. I KNOW!! lol, you have already picked up on all of this...I'm just adding these comments for any new viewers. The fun thing about using hardboard, is that a full-sheet can be cut in many smaller sized sections..(and QUICKLY)! All the different sizes allow for quite a range of compositional ideas.
((Cindy))..thanks for your..uh..errr .encouraging! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif words.
04-27-2001, 04:01 PM
Another home-run (no pun). Aren't we all getting a great lesson in composition and the importance of isolated sections of your piece being able to stand alone (though this one reclines). I found it fascinating to read your latest entry about the color selection and your intention. This is an exciting work continuing a strong series. Get that camera!
04-27-2001, 04:27 PM
((((ZOTMA))))..thank you, your comments mean a lot to me.
04-27-2001, 07:51 PM
This is gorgeous Michael, I love your style of painting. More please http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
ART by TeAnne (http://www.ipec.net.au/teanne/TeAnneArt.html)
I must make a piece of art everyday for my own well being.
Talk about painting a mental picture!!!! Oooooohhh.....and its a good one! LOL
04-28-2001, 09:09 AM
Very effective. Wonderful to look at. Well painted and conceived. It's a bit like radio vs. television. The artist gives you some and your mind does the rest.
Whatever can find room in the human heart, as emotion, idea, and purpose, whatever it is able to frame into a deed ... can constitute the many-colored content of painting. Hegel.
04-29-2001, 12:38 AM
Thank you - (TeAnne, JP, and Impulse!)
I'm worried now...I may have to take a saw to BOTH of these recent paintings!! lol
With all the positive feed-back on these partial areas of the two paintings.....well...I'm almost afraid to post the whole paintings. lol!
Impulse, I appreciate your association. I was thinking...what is the least amount of visual information I could use..and still tell a story. One very helpful class project one of the instructors at AC presented to the class was to give us a word..say "fat"...and have the class define the word visually with the most direct..accurate..brief..symbolism as possible. Was a lot of fun, and it gets one thinking about how to make a statement with as much impact as possible (and still define the term). I'll have to post my result for the word "fat" one of these days!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif
06-06-2001, 10:46 AM
I've Seen This One Before. Last Night On Your Websight To Be Exact. Something About This Really Appeals To Me.(And NO I Don't Have A Shoe Fetish.) I Must Say This Is One Of My Very Favorites. I Knew That As Soon As I Saw It Last Night.Great Job. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
There's No Shame In Trying And Failing. Only In Failing To Try ...... Self Quote (Danny Meazell)
06-07-2001, 12:27 AM
Danny...lets sit down and talk PAINTING!! (First round is on me!!) Well, painting, DRAWING, and art in general!!)
I hang around the Drawing Forum much of the time...come on over for a visit ok!!
Thank you for your note.
(Tecate, limes,and salt here)
[This message has been edited by MichaelRH (edited June 06, 2001).]
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